Marin Johns is San Francisco’s Pollyanna couples therapist. She’s months away from wedded bliss when she discovers her fiancé is having an affair. After nursing her broken heart with Kleenex and break-up songs, she adopts a new brand of thinking when she uncovers a tell-all book that proves all men are liars and cheaters who will do and say anything so they’re not found out. No exceptions.
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“My knowledge on the behavior of Great Danes was shallow, but this one was smart as hell and pain in my ass. My eyes searched his. Did he have a human soul somewhere in his oversized body? I tried to grab the computer out from under his paws, but he guarded it like it was his special bone.”
“The only thing I could ever stand for completely was love. I’m not talking about the butterflies, can’t eat, can’t sleep kind of love, but the morning breath, movie night in, grow old together love.”
This author has smarts and a dry wit, I like that. I enjoyed the story, although I didn’t always like her main character. At times I wanted to smack her, other times I was embarrassed by her idiocy. And when she finally came around – I just knew she would eventually - my heart was heavy for her. Rather than deal with her personal issues, our heroine sinks her teeth into a flawed theory, then sets out to prove it with her own brand of empirical research. However, her plan is really an awful experiment, and a horrible thing to do to another human being. Despite being a well-educated mental health professional, she is still human and fallible, and aren’t we all? I understand this hair-brained thinking as I have been also been guilty of it myself. Well – it couldn’t actually ever be MY fault… could it? But just her luck, her test subject doesn’t seem to be fitting the pattern. Despite a slow start, I found this to be an entertaining read.
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